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‘Against My Fear, I See That You Hope’ A Professor’s Open Letter to Her Hong Kong Students

Denise Y. Ho – Asia Society China File – Thursday October 2, 2014 (originally published 29 Sept) A week ago today I sat together with you outside the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s library, a teacher among other teachers, a university member beside students, 13,000 strong. The weeks before had felt quiet: at the three […]

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China’s extreme smog predicts a slow down in coal consumption

Kieran Cooke for Climate News Network – WNN Breaking (WNN/Climate News Network) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit.China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. […]

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No regrets, say the Chinese women who chose independence over marriage

Tania Branigan – Guardian News – Friday, 04 July 2014 (originally published 3 Jul) Her mother carefully undid Liang Jieyun’s plaits, combed out the strands and pinned them into a bun. When her friends put up their hair, they wore the red clothing of brides. But as Liang left her girlhood behind and stepped across the […]

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[Canada] Jen Sung: Using love as language in the face of racism and queerphobias

Jen Sung – Straight.com – Monday, 23 June 2014 (originally published 16 Jun) On May 21st, I attended the Vancouver School Board (VSB) meeting that was held about the updated transgender and gender identity policy. At this meeting I sat in alliance with a large crowd of supporters, but there were also quite a few voicing their […]

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China continues to deny atrocity, history & Tibetan marginalization

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As a Buddhist myself I’ve been concerned like many others for over a decade about the treatment of indigenous Tibetans inside China, many who follow the spiritual teachings of the Dalai Lama, who received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The changing face of modern […]

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China’s rising healthcare costs feeds new baby abandonment hatches

WNN Breaking (WNN) Guangzhou, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: The nation of China is still reeling under a system that has loosened limitations, but continues to prohibit more than one child per family. Except for parents who themselves grew up as ‘an only child’, or parents who’s first child was female, the one-child policy […]

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Walking 1,243 miles across China to promote women’s rights

Abby for Global Post – WNN Breaking (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Traveling alone on foot is still a new concept in China. While some women like the adventurous idea, they worry about sexual harassment on the road. That’s why Chinese feminist activist Xiao Meili started her new project: Beautiful Feminist Walk- […]

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After 3 years house arrest China writer Ms. Liu Xia shares poems of isolation

WNN Breaking (WNN) Beijing, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Chinese artist, poet, writer and intellectual, Ms. Liu Xia, who is also the wife of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has made poetry her ‘voice to the world’ in a secret video made from her location while under house arrest in Beijing, China during the […]

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[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

Amy Fallon – IPS – Tuesday, 14 January 2014 (originally published 09 Jan) CHILANGA, Zambia, Jan 9 2014 (IPS) – There are thousands of miles between Chanyanya Rural Health Clinic, a basic medical centre in Zambia’s rural Kafue District with no resident doctors despite being the main centre for nearly 12,000 people, and the New […]

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[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

Didi Kirsten Tatlow – New York Times – Wednesday, 18 December 2013 (originally published 17 Dec) The middle-aged farming women forming a human pyramid in front of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government headquarters in Hangzhou last week constituted a small protest that pointed to a big problem: persistent economic and political discrimination against women in […]

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China’s Communist Party reform eases ‘one-child’ policy for families

William Ide for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: China says that it plans to ease its one-child policy and abolish a controversial system of re-education through labor that often arbitrarily puts activists and those who would challenge the Communist Party behind bars. The announcement, along with other significant reforms, comes […]

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Chinese activists & scholars petition against China inclusion on UN Human Rights Council

WNN Breaking (WNN) Shanghai, PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: The HRIC – Human Rights in China organization, which began in 1989 under the dedicated work of Chinese students and scholars, just announced the release of a petition urging the United Nations to move swiftly to prevent China from being elected to the UN Human […]

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Global human rights lens on China sharpens as UN Periodic Review continues

WNN Justice (WNN) Dharamsala, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: As the microscope lens on China’s human rights record sharpens, the government of the People’s Republic of China has released what human rights advocates say is a new paper containing ‘stunning claims’ showing all gains instead of losses in Chinese society today. The white paper report reached a […]

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Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

WNN Breaking (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Tibetan historian, human rights advocate, author, poet and blogger Ms. Tsering Woeser has just released a comprehensive and important book on China covering the ongoing self-immolation protests, in what activists say is an continuing ‘Chinese policy against cultural freedom’. Woeser’s book, “Immolations in Tibet: The […]

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You Already Have Everything You Need…To Be Amazing!!!

You Already Have Everything You Need…To Be Amazing!!! People come to me everyday wanting to accomplish great things or to overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives and they seem to think they need to develop a new skill or resource. Most of the time they already posses what they are looking for, they just […]

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